Barberry Root/Bark POWDER
Barberry Root/Bark Powder
Barberry has been in use as a medicinal herb for over 2500 years.
Barberry Root/Bark contains Berberine, which has a long standing reputation of inhibiting the growth of bacteria and lowering inflammation. Barberry is also known for its benefits to both cardiovascular and neural systems. What attracted us to barberry was its benefits in fighting bacterial based diarrhea, which is our reason for adding it to our Tummy B Calm blend.
Nutritionally it is known to contain generous amounts of vitamin C, Thiamine, beta carotene, lutein, chromium, cobalt and zinc.
Other Benefits: Strong Anti microbial and anti fungal benefits. Helps to control blood sugar levels. Supports liver function by cleansing the liver of toxins.
DOSING SINGLE HERBS - The "Four Herb" Rule:
We apologize for the inconvenience but we do not give dosages for using one herb alone. The reason behind this is it is far easier to overdose using a single herb, than a combination of herbs. We would need a complete health history, complete feed breakdown and even with all of that information, it can still be a risk to suggest dosage on single herbs. Therefore, our solution is to recommend the dosage for a minimum "four herb" combination. As herbs work synergistically (supporting each other) it is best to use herbs in combination, rather than alone. If you are wanting to target an herb (say Milk Thistle for the liver) it is very easy to to do a simple online search, like “herbs for liver” and come up with several suggestions…milk thistle, marshmallow, ginger, and burdock are a few that pop up that would combine well to enhance liver function. Once you combine these minimum four types of herbs, feed in the following manner:
Over 1400lbs: 2-3 tablespoons mixed powdered herbs AND/OR 1/3 cup mixed chopped herbs
900-1400lb Horse: 1-2 tablespoons mixed POWDERED herbs AND/OR ¼ cup mixed chopped herbs
400-900lbs: ½ to 1 tablespoon mixed powdered herbs AND/OR ¼ cup mixed chopped herbs
Under 400lbs: 1-2 teaspoons mixed powdered herbs AND/OR 1 tablespoon mixed chopped herbs
Start with minimal dosage. If no changes seen within 2-4 weeks, increase by half dose.
We continuously update information on our herbs for relevant information but as information on herbs is rather endless, please conduct your own searches as well as new information is constantly being uploaded on the internet.
As with all herbs, please confirm if it is safe for pregnant or lactating mares before use.